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Storm creates emergency situation for Rural/Metro Ambulance

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- As rain and wind passed through the area on Wednesday, Rural/Metro Ambulance was dealing with an emergency when part of the side wall collapsed.

"As a storm was approaching, I could hear in the distance a lot of crashes and booming, and we knew something violent was coming," says witness Gary Jany.

Gary Jany took cover inside a nearby building.

When he and others came out they saw the massive mess. 

"You just hear, I wonder whose car that is. An immediate dread. You just know. And it was. I came outside and the rubble was all over it," said Chloe Franklin, whose car was crushed by debris.

Nobody was injured, but the damage will take a toll on the ambulance service.

Officials with Rural/Metro Ambulance say, due to the damage, for now they're not being allowed inside. This means they can't get to their medical supplies, or the dispatch center.

"We have a whole room of medical supplies that we need to restock with that we don't have access to, along with medications, so we're going to have to come up with some contingency plans for that," said John Hultgren, Division Director of Public Affairs for Rural/Metro Ambulance.

They are also working with other dispatch centers to keep operations going.

They're all just thankful the damage wasn't any worse.

"My car can be replaced, but I probably can't," said Franklin.

Crews with Rural/Metro Ambulance have temporarily moved to the Camp Taylor Fire Department.

Officers with LMPD are guarding the building overnight, to make sure everything inside is safe.

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